July 2019 - Baseball Wiretap

Giants Acquire Scooter Gennett From Reds

Jul 31, 2019 6:47 PM

The Giants acquired second baseman Scooter Gennett and cash from the Reds for a player to be named. Gennett was saying goodbye to teammates after Cincinnati's 4-1 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

Gennett, a seven-year veteran, is hitting .217. He's been limited to 21 games due to a right groin strain and didn't make his 2019 debut until June 28.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Cubs Send Two Pitching Prospects To Tigers For Nicholas Castellanos

Jul 31, 2019 6:38 PM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Nicholas Castellanos from the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers received right-handed pitching prospects Alex Lange and Paul Richan in the deal.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Astros Send Four Prospects To D-Backs For Zack Grienke

Jul 31, 2019 6:33 PM

The Astros made the biggest move of Wednesday's trade deadline, acquiring right-hander Zack Greinke from the Diamondbacks for four prospects.

Greinke joins a rotation that includes Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole.

Houston sent right-hander Corbin Martin, right-hander J.B. Bukauskas, first baseman Seth Beer and infielder Josh Rojas to Arizona to complete the deal.


Tags: Houston Astros, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Braves Add Shane Greene, Mark Melancon Before Deadline

Jul 31, 2019 3:37 PM

The Braves have deals in place to acquire Tigers closer Shane Greene and Giants reliever Mark Melancon, pending medicals, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi on Wednesday. The clubs have not confirmed either deal.

MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal was first to report that the Braves and Tigers were close to the Greene trade. It's not known what Detroit is getting in return for Greene.


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Braves Close To A Deal For Shane Greene

Jul 31, 2019 3:34 PM

The Braves are close to a deal for Tigers closer Shane Greene, according to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The clubs have not confirmed.

A coveted reliever in this year's Trade Deadline, the 30-year-old right-hander has converted 22 saves this season.


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Phillies Acquire Corey Dickerson From Pirates

Jul 31, 2019 3:08 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Dickerson is hitting .300 with four homers and 25 RBIs this season. He hit a career-high 27 dingers for the Rays in 2017.



Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

D-Backs To Acquire Zac Gallen From Marlins

Jul 31, 2019 3:05 PM

The D-backs have agreed to a deal for right-hander Zac Gallen, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. Miami is set to acquire Arizona's No. 1-ranked prospect, Jazz Chisholm. The clubs have not confirmed.

Gallen, who is the the Marlins' No. 5-ranked prospect, is 1-3 with a 2.72 ERA in seven starts this season.


Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Nationals Acquire Roenis Elias, Hunter Strickland From M's

Jul 31, 2019 3:01 PM

The Washington Nationals bolstered their bullpen prior to the trade deadline Wednesday, acquiring Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland from the Seattle Mariners, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

A's Acquire Tanner Roark From Reds For Prospect

Jul 31, 2019 2:48 PM

The Reds made another deal involving a starting pitcher, trading right-hander Tanner Roark to the Athletics, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The Reds agreed to the trade just hours before the 4 p.m. ET deadline Wednesday.

Roark, 32, went 6-7 with a 4.24 ERA in 21 starts with the Reds this season.

The A’s will send center fielder Jameson Hannah to the Reds.


Tags: Oakland Athletics, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Giants Trade Pomeranz, Black To Brewers For Top Infield Prospect

Jul 31, 2019 2:38 PM

The Giants have made their first significant move ahead of the trade deadline, dealing reliever Ray Black and swingman Drew Pomeranz to the Brewers for a top middle-infield prospect, Mauricio Dubon, according to a major-league source.

Dubon, 25, is a right-handed hitter who has played some outfield. He was hitting .297 with 16 homers and an .809 OPS for Triple-A San Antonio.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Nationals Trade Prospect To Jays For Daniel Hudson
The Blue Jays get right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Johnston from the Nationals.


Cubs Trade Martin Maldonado To Astros
The Cubs receive utility man Tony Kemp in the deal with the Astros.


Rangers Acquire Nate Jones From White Sox
The White Sox will receive minor league pitchers Joe Jarneski and Ray Eastro in the deal with the Rangers.


Brewers Trade Jesus Aguilar To Rays For Jake Faria
Jesus Aguilar is hitting .225 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs this season.


Noah Syndergaard Confident He'll Stay With Mets
Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard went 7 1/3 strong innings on Tuesday night.


MLB Fines Trevor Bauer For Tantrum
Pitcher Trevor Bauer threw the ball from the mound over the center-field fence this last Sunday.


Indians Trade Trevor Bauer To Reds In Three-Team Deal
Outfielder Yasiel Puig is heading to the Indians in the deal.


Braves Trade Prospect To Rangers For Chris Martin
The Rangers will receive minor league pitcher Kolby Allard in the deal with the Braves.


Report: Astros Making Push To Acquire Madison Bumgarner
The Astros and Giants are reportedly in trade talks for starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

Bleacher Report

Cubs Acquire Blue Jays' David Phelps
The Blue Jays will receive minor league pitching prospect Thomas Hatch from the Cubs.


Dodgers, Tyler Thornburg Agree To Minor League Deal
Tyler Thornburg was released by the Red Sox on July 10 with a 7.71 ERA over 16 appearances this season.


Giants Could Move Drew Pomeranz
Since moving to the bullpen, Giants' pitcher Drew Pomeranz has struck out six in 4 1/3 shutout innings.

East Bay Times

Blue Jays Call Up Top Prospect Bo Bichette
Bo Bichette is the son of longtime major league outfielder Dante Bichette.


Nationals Place Max Scherzer On IL
Nationals ace Max Scherzer is returning to the injured list for the second time this month.


Brewers Send Pitching Prospect To Pirates For Jordan Lyles
The Pirates will receive pitching prospect Cody Ponce from the Brewers.


Phillies Acquire Jason Vargas From Mets
The Mets received minor league catcher Austin Bossart in the deal with the Phillies.


Rays Trade Christian Arroyo, Hunter Wood To Indians
The Rays will receive prospect Ruben Cardenas and international bonus money in the deal.


David Ortiz Glad To Be Home
Former Red Sox star David Ortiz is glad to be home with his family after surviving a botched assassination attempt in the Dominican Republic.


Max Scherzer Doubtful To Make Next Start
Nationals ace Max Scherzer was unable to throw a bullpen session.


Edinson Volquez Plans To Retire But Wants To Pitch Again This Season
Rangers pitcher Edinson Volquez has been out since suffering a right elbow strain on April 5.